Coming on the heals of the hereditary Darwin Award-winning snakristianist taking a dirt nap, we have the story of some christianists who didn’t want to let any icky, legitimate physicians stop their child from taking a dirt nap:
A Washington state couple has agreed to accept a plea deal that spares them jail time but holds them responsible for their teenage son’s death after they failed to call a doctor.
A jury acquitted JaLea and Greg Swezey of Carlton of second-degree murder charges for failing to call a doctor or ambulance before their son Zachery died of a ruptured appendix in 2009. However, they still faced manslaughter charges.
JaLea Swezey pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal mistreatment and received a suspended sentence. Greg Swezey was charged with second-degree criminal mistreatment and his case was continued for two years.
The Swezeys are members of the Church of the First Born, which believes in faith healing.
And they’re star citizens of the Circling-the-Drain States of America – who lets murderers like this go free but imprisons trans women for defending themselves (shout out to Om!; apparently CeCe McDonald made the mistake of not claiming ‘religious freedom,’ eh?)
The item about the oppressive child-murderering christianists who – for all practical purposes – got off scot free by claiming that paying for the crime that they committed would mean that they were being oppressed came from one of the wonderful sub-Fox ‘News’ christianist propaganda sources: One News No
Note, however, how the page appeared:
It is beneath a banner ad for a movie entitled ‘October Baby.’
Well, on a christianist propaganda site, you can probably guess what such a movie would be about, but lets take a look at the info for the film:
The listing of the ‘stars’ (featuring such luminaries as, um…, John Schneider and Jasmine Guy) is hard to read on that, but at least a few of the organizational logos promoting the ‘film’ should stand out – well-known terroristic hate groups such as the ‘American’ ‘Family’ Association (AFA), the ‘Concerned’ ‘Women’ ‘for America’ (CWFA) and
Focus Fraud on the Family.
Now, the money shot – the IMDB synopsis of the ‘film’:
A college freshman’s world is rocked when she learns she is the adopted survivor of an attempted abortion.
Yes, with right-wing tool – who would have had no career but for a television series (30 years ago, but why quibble; and the less said about his singing career the better) which glamorized all manner of illegal activity (so long as it is done by white, ostensibly-christian country-folk) – John Schneider as its biggest name (Victoria Jackson, Kirk Cameron and Stephen Baldwin weren’t available? I’m shocked!), you know its a high-quality production…
and, of course, a propaganda film opposing abortion…
something which christianists claim to consider to be murder (until one of them – or one of their daughters needs one – but why quibble?)…
yet, here, being opposed by a film being promoted on a webpage that not only facially claims to be ‘news’ but also uncritically accepts the notion of America’s legal system giving special rights for people who kill actual, non-fetal children by witholding legitimate medical treatment from them.
Maybe America really does deserve Mitt Romney.
One of they key tenets of the LDS Church is that in 1820, God appeared to Joseph Smith. In fact, what differentiates Mormonism form other religions is the fact that we believe that God has spoken to, and through prophets from Joseph Smith and Brigham Young to Gordon B Hinckley and Thomas S Monson.
So why, in 2007, did Mitt Romney tell a Boston TV station in 2007 that he didn’t think God had spoken to anyone since Moses?
Because, like all white, christianist (and christian-esque) conservative elites, Mitt Romney does not believe that rules apply to him – so he is free to lie about anything and everything.
Dick Smothers: What could President Johnson do to encourage people to stay in the U.S.?
Tom Smothers: He could quit.
I’m at the age where I’m just not sure they can be any better than they are.
Its called math.
Zero is greater than a negative number.
HRC can be better than it is now (and better than it ever has been) by going away.